Chanukah

Kislev: Sweet Dreams

Nov 23, 2022Comments off

“…When God brings back the returnees to Zion, we were like dreamers.”[1] What does “we were like dreamers” mean? There are at least three explanations

An Ancient Melody

Nov 23, 2022Comments off

This melody is from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s disk, “Meditative Melodies for Chanukah” Vocals: Rabbi Ginsburgh Violin: Mordechai Brodski

Chanukah: Holy Boldness and Paradox

Nov 30, 2021Comments off

Daniel describes a vision in which he sees four animals[1] that the sages interpret as corresponding to four great empires. The leopard in his vision

Melody Attributed to our Forefather Jacob

Nov 29, 2021Comments off

This extraordinary melody is attributed to our Patriarch, Jacob. It is the instrumental version, from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s disk of Meditative Chanukah melodies.   For the

Q&A: The Foot of Tarmudai and the Heel...

Nov 29, 2021Comments off

Q: What is Tarmudai and how is it  connected to Chanukah? A: In the laws of  Chanukah, the sages explain the halachic parameter for the

Triumph Over Greek Philosophy: The Inner M...

Nov 26, 2021Comments off

To be fully triumphant, it is not enough to defeat one’s enemy and undo his plans for hurting you. A complete victory demands the capture

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, “Hanerot Hallalu”) Part 3 Jewish Futurism If the eight days of Chanukah parallel the first eight days

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 24, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, “Hanerot Hallalu”) Part 2 Clipping the Temple’s Wings The fast of the Tenth of Tevet commemorates the

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 17, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, Hanerot Hallalu) Part 1 Every year, the festival of Chanukah reminds us of the war of the

Chanukah: Illuminating the Hollow Chasm

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

What is the secret of the Chanukah lights, which we kindle at nightfall? Is it merely that they illuminate the darkness? After all, the menorah

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